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April 26, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in March 2018 as compared with March 2017. In March 2018, the Airport served 898,418 passengers, an increase of 5.0% when compared with the March 2017 passenger traffic count of 856,025.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 3.3% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 19.4% when compared with March 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in March 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In March 2018, there were 25,419 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 0.7% decrease compared to 25,598 total aircraft operations in March 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.4% of the total aircraft operations during March 2018, decreased 2.7% when compared with March 2017.

The top three airlines in March 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (326,810), United Airlines (141,839) and American Airlines (140,472).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics March 2018
March
2018
March
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 898,418 856,025 5.0% 2,479,181 2,360,809 5.0%
Enplaned passengers 450,280 426,313 5.6% 1,237,138 1,175,227 5.3%
Deplaned passengers 448,138 429,712 4.3% 1,242,043 1,185,582 4.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,419 25,598 -0.7% 73,808 65,363 12.9%
General Aviation 17,637 18,130 -2.7% 51,950 44,228 17.5%
Commercial 7,613 7,370 3.3% 21,535 20,866 3.2%
Commuter1 50 62 -19.4% 137 162 -15.4%
Military 119 36 230.6% 186 107 73.8%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,430 1,311 9.1% 4,807 4,678 2.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
March
2018
March
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 16,218 19,125 -15.2% 43,718 55,282 -20.9%
Enplaned passengers 8,360 9,735 -14.1% 21,772 26,827 -18.8%
Deplaned passengers 7,858 9,390 -16.3% 21,946 28,455 -22.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 175 239 -26.8% 480 703 -31.7%
1

Aircraft used for regularly scheduled air service, configured with not more than seventy (70) seats, and operating at weights not more than ninety thousand (90,000) pounds.

2

All-Cargo Carriers:  1,229.4 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  200.3 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2018)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

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John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at www.ocair.com. Like us on facebook.com/johnwayneairport, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.